A 1999 graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, emphasis in sculpture and drawing, with high honors, from The University of Montana, in Missoula, Hadley has painted murals for companies in Portland, Oregon and public places around Missoula and the Northwest. Her most recent project was a seven painting series titled "The Heart of Missoula Murals" for the outside of a prominent building in downtown Missoula. She is currently working on a commission of twelve paintings for the visitor center of the Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge, Frenchtown, Montana and four historical interpretive signs for Caras Park, in downtown Missoula, Montana.
Since Hadley's graduation, she has completed numerous commissions of paintings and murals for collectors in Montana and Oregon as well as many murals for businesses in these states. Her interest in history inspires her to paint acrylic paintings on canvas of European scenes that are mural like in appearance.